Frontieres

Frontieres: The Fantasia International Co-Production Market

In its inaugural 2012 edition, Frontières presented 14 projects, as well as 10 Off-Frontières projects, ailing from Quebec and Canada, the USA, Mexico, France, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

For its second edition, Frontières has curated a dozen standout genre film projects by filmmakers hailing from Canada, the United States and Europe. These projects will be featured in the co-production market, where the attached filmmakers and producers will be given a chance to meet with international producers, sales agents and distributors looking for projects to get involved with.

The Off-Frontières section will also make its return, to highlight a limited number of additional projects in a wider range of development stages. This selection should also allow for the inclusion of more Canadian and American projects, although international projects are also welcome.

To participate in Frontières, the selected projects had to be market premieres with a completed script and needed to be applicable to an international co-production environment where there is ideally be a Canadian production element (either in terms of production location, cast or crew, or post-production). They have a domestic producer attached, although some exceptions have bern made for exceptional talents looking to find a new producer. The Off-Frontières selection will allow for the inclusion of projects that did not fit all of these guidelines. The market is open to both seasoned directors and directors proposing their first feature film project. The directors are residents of either Canada, the United States or a European country.

The Frontière line-up of projects has now been selected. They feature an exciting array of filmmakers, from gifted newcomers to world-renowned maestros, coupled with numerous established international producers. The selection of the second edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market will consist of the 25 projects.

THE FRONTIÈRES PROJECTS

CASTING THE RUNES (Canada / Germany / USA)
Director: Joe Dante (The Hole, Gremlins)
Writer: David Tully (Djinn) based on the Short Story by M.R. James
Producers: Rob Heydon (Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy) Ecstasy Film, Daniela Tully (Djinn, Kaifeck Murder) Shivertownroad Films, Suzanne Berger (Rookie Blue) Rossetta Media
Executive Producer: Tim Smythe (Djinn) FilmWorks Group
Cast: Simon Pegg (Star Trek Into Darkness, Paul)

THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE (France)
Director: Richard Stanley (Dust Devil, Hardware)
Writers: Richard Stanley & Scarlett Amaris (L’Autre Monde) based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft

DARK MATTER (Poland)
Director: Andrzej Zulawski (Possession, La Femme publique)
Writers : Andrzej Zulawski, Laurent Bonzon & Denis Bretin
Producer: Marcin Wierzchoslawski (The Mole) Metro Films

FROST ISLAND (UK)
Director: Michael Kinirons (first feature)
Writer: Mia Ylönen
Producer: Katie Holly (Citadel, Jump) Blinder Films

HARRY’S BLONDE (UK)
Director / Writer: Caradog James (The Machine)
Producer: Julie Baines (Triangle, Creep) Dan Films

THE LIGHTHOUSE (Spain)
Writers: David Matamoros & Richard Hobley
Producer: David Matamoros (Chrysalis) Zentropa International Spain

LE QUARTIER DES OUBLIÉS (Québec)
Director / Writer: Izabel Grondin (first feature) based on a novel by Madeleine Robitaille

OKTOBERFLESH (Germany / USA)
Director / Writer: Buddy Giovinazzo (Life is Hot in Cracktown, Combat Shock)
Producer: Matthias Georg Nerlich (Manolo) and Christoph Ito Herrmann, Little Kong Films

SCHOOLBOYS IN DISGRACE (USA)
Director / Writer: Bobcat Goldthwait (God Bless America, World’s Greatest Dad)
Producer: Andrew Tenenbaum, Creative Management and Productions
Executive Producer: Raymond Douglas Davies
Music and Lyrics by Ray Davies, The Kinks

SOUVENIR (Québec)
Director / Writer: Alex Epstein (writer Bon Cop Bad Cop)
Producer: Anne-Marie Gélinas (Mars et Avril, War Witch) EMA Films

STEALING IS BAD (Canada)
Director / Writer: Jason Lapeyre (I Declare War, Cold Blooded)
Producer: Randall Okita (Fish In Barrel, Portrait As A Random Act Of Violence)

THE VOID (Canada)
Directors / Writers: Steven Kostanski & Jeremy Gillespie (Manborg)
Producers: Colin Geddes & Peter Kuplowsky (Manborg) Ultra 8 Films
Director of Photography: Karim Hussain (Antiviral, Hobo with a Shotgun)

THE OFF-FRONTIÈRES PROJECTS

CANUXPLOITATION (USA)
Director: Josh Johnson (Rewind This!)
Writer: Paul Corupe
Producer: Derek Clayton (The Last Video Store)

DEAD MAX (Québec)
Director: Patrick Boivin (Bunker)
Writer: Randall Lobb
Producer: Stéphane Tanguay (Jaloux) Productions Kinesis

EMERALD FALLS (Québec)
Director: Boris Rodriguez (Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal)
Writer: Phil M. Rosenberg

JUMBO (France)
Director/Writer: Zoé Wittock (First Feature)
Producer: Anaïs Bertrand (First Feature) Insolence Productions

RÉCLUSION (France)
Director: Franck Richard (The Pack)
Writers: Franck Richard and Florent Silieri
Producer: Fares Ladjimi (The String) Mille et Une Productions

RESERVOIR HILL (New-Zealand)
Directors/Producers: David Stubbs & Thomas Robins (Reservoir Hill: Everyone Lies)
Writer: Martha Hardy-Ward
Producer: Richard Fletcher (Tracker) Liberty Films

SPAWNING GROUND (Canada)
Director: Michael Peterson
Writers: Kevin Cockle and Michael Peterson
Producers: Brendan Hunter (Lloyd the Conqueror), Brenda Lieberman (First Feature) Fresh Dog Productions

SHE WHO MUST BURN (Canada)
Director: Larry Kent (The Bitter Ash)
Writers : Larry Kent and Shane Twerdun
Producer: Andrew Dunbar (First Feature) White Buffalo Films

SUBCULTURE (USA)
Directors/Writers/Producers: Michael and Shawn Rasmussen (Dark Feed) The Rasmussen Brothers

THE CAR (Canada)
Director/Writer/Producer: Sean McConville (Deadline) Frenzy Films

THE DARKNESS (Mexico)
Director: Daniel Castro Zimbrón (Táu)
Writers: Daniel Castro Zimbrón, David Pablos and Denis Languérand
Producer: Pablo Zimbrón Alva (Táu) Varios Lobos
Executive Producers: Jorge Michel Grau (We Are What We Are), Mayra Espinosa Castro (First Feature) Velarium Arts

THE MORTUARY COLLECTION (USA)
Director/Writer: Ryan Spindell (First Feature)
Producers: Larry Fessenden (The Innkeepers), Brent Kunkle (Stake Land) Glass Eye Pix

UNKNOWN DELIVERY (Québec)
Director/Writer/Producer: Maurice Devereaux (End of the Line) Les Productions Maurice Devereaux

The Frontières Participants

Beside the Directors, Screenwriters and Producers of the selected projects, we invite Producers looking for distinctive new projects to become involved with, Sales Agents looking for promising projects to pre-sell, Distributors looking to attach themselves early-on to projects, and Agents looking for new talent to represent to actively participate in the market.

The accreditations are now closed .
You can consult the 2013 Industry Rendez-Vous Market Guide here
You can consult a list of the 2013 Frontières participants here
You can consult a list of the 2013 Fantasia Industry Rendez-Vous participants here

If you have questions about your accreditation, you may contact Dara Jade Moats, Accreditations Coordinator, at accreditations@fantasiafestival.com.

You can consult the 2013 Guest Guide here here

THE FUTURE OF FRONTIÈRES

We are proud to announce the expansion of our Frontières International Co-Production Market to the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. Frontières will effectively become a circuit making a bridge between Montreal, in July, and Brussels, in April, respectively starting with their July 2013 and April 2014 editions.

This expansion was made possible by a strategic partnership between Fantasia, BIFFF and Vision-in-Motion that secured funding from the MEDIA Mundus program of the European Commission. Frontières is the only new initiative to be funded by the program this year. MEDIA Mundus supports the cooperation between audiovisual professionals in Europe and the rest of the world. Other events supported by the program include industry initiatives by the Toronto, Berlin, Copenhagen and Buenos Aires film festivals.

The consideration of co-production projects for the Brussels edition of Frontières will begin in November 2013.

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